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- 1.1 (holding of office) mandato (m) the built-in advantages of incumbency las ventajas que conlleva estar en el poderMore example sentences1.2 [Relig] beneficio (m) (eclesiástico)
- His chief advantage is his incumbency and its inherent command of the free-media forum that will be pivotal over the next eight weeks.
- To minimize the advantages incumbency might otherwise confer on a lucky few, power should be shared as widely as possible consistent with maintaining order.
- One of the regrets of my incumbency, probably, should be that I have not given as much comfort and succour as I could have done, to all the local hostelries, taverns, or pubs.
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Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.